Big crossover with the figure of the WMAD: https://www.dissensus.com/index.php?threads/15653/Those blokes who are addicted to anime, and fantasise about squeaky-voiced catgirls who act like they're 11, are pretty sad. But my least favourite are the ones who go out to some island to teach English for a year, then come back full of samurai quotes and with the kanji for FREE (as in 'complimentary giveaway') tattooed on their foot, and can't shut up about 'Rashomon'.
Missed that thread - the WMAD sounds like Fabio with a purple belt. Presumably he can point to one of his hanging swords and tell you how deep you can lodge it inside a man's chest cavity.Big crossover with the figure of the WMAD: https://www.dissensus.com/index.php?threads/15653/
Looks like he turned it into a book
You don't really see poor people much either. Not saying they don't exist but maybe they keep them underground or far away from city centres I'm not sure.
Tokyo Year Zero (2007) follows the investigations of a Tokyo detective in the aftermath of Japan's defeat in World War II. It is based on the true story of serial killer Yoshio Kodaira. It is the first of Peace's novels to be set outside of Yorkshire and forms the first part of a trio of books on the U.S. military occupation of Japan. The second book, published in August 2009, is called Occupied City, a Rashomon-like telling of the Hirasawa Sadamichi case in Tokyo in 1948. The final volume of the Tokyo trilogy will be published in 2020.
As a separate stand alone novel, but set in Japan, Patient X, was published in 2018. Subtitled The Case-Book of Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, it follows the life of author Akutagawa from his childhood to his suicide in 1927, including his witnessing of the Great Kantō earthquake that devastated most of Tokyo and much of the surrounding region in 1923.
What's the lower pic?